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If you were a Palin kid . . .

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Just in case you haven’t seen it already: the Sarah Palin baby name generator! Throw up your results — I’m Chase Rooster Palin.

1986: The horror . . . the horror . . .

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Stumbled across today (yes, I know it’s someone’s blog post from August, it’s still new to me): images pulled from 1986 International Male catalogues. Terrifying, isn’t it? Follow the links — if you dare! Summer 1986 | Holiday 1986 (And in the interest of integrity, I’ll admit that yes, I did have shirts in this […]

Moments of culture clash

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

This weekend must be festival central for events in Toronto — there’s more going on than I’ve noticed at any other time during the summer, sometimes with odd results. We were out enjoying the weather this afternoon/evening when we passed from the family-oriented mayhem of Buskerfest… through a current of baseball fans lingering after today […]

So cool!! Fritz Leiber audio books

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Just spotted on SFScope.com — Audible.com has added exclusive audio edition of the Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser books (with introductions by Neil Gaiman). I squealed when I read it. A very butch manly squeal, of course, but still undeniably a squeal. I’ve developed a slight addiction to audio books and I already […]

Shades of Sharn

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Those of you familiar with the Eberron line (the setting for my Dragon Below and Legacy of Dhakaan trilogies) will also be familiar with Sharn, the fantastic city of mile-high skyscrapers. Check out this project announced for Dubai. Doesn’t this sound like something from Sharn? BBC NEWS | Middle East | Dubai plans ‘moving’ skyscraper

Great book

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

I’m nearly finished reading The Man from the Diogenes Club , an anthology of stories by Kim Newman. It’s good. Really, really good. I started it a while back and didn’t get into it but I picked it up from the bedside table again recently and have just been racing through. I’ve just read “The […]

So many things I want…

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Check out Think Geek — possibly the most astounding collection of cool/useless/WTF? gadgets I’ve seen in quite some time. I’m especially intrigued by the wi-fi status display t-shirt.